Oil for New Turbo Diesel??

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 17:53
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Well I have taken delivery of my new Bravo 2.5 TD and have run it in etc to the 3,000 km mark. It's a beaut bit of gear!!!

Miles are coming quickly and so is the first service / oil change. Mazda says that the initial fill is "runnning in" oil and must be left in 10,000 kms (was going to drop it at 5K)

Now after searching the DB my question is what oil to use?? I used Penrite in all my cars 'till I drove HSV's (used Mobil 1) and am considering using the HPR Diesel 5 as recomended by Penrite as the HPR Diesel 15 is outside the manufacturers spec.

Truck is used for daily work use and tows a Jayco camper (1060kgs) on weekends.

Recomendations or thoughts on HPR Diesel 5 or alternatives please guys???
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Reply By: Top Cat - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:55

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:55
While the vehicle is under warranty wouldnt u be getting Mazda to do the services???

If you are determined to do it yourself then i would consult the handbook that should have come with the car........it would certainly tell you what oils to use. I wouldnt go outside the manufacturers recomendations or u may find it affects ur warranty.

Its not a good idea to mess with the viscosity of oils........they are reccomended for a reason.

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Reply By: foxy - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 19:05

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 19:05
Mazda will be doing the services under the warranty "book" setup.

Not to confident on dealers "lowest common denominator" choice on oil, hence the question. I will supply the oil as I have done for all my cars over the years.

I have been advised that 5,000km's would be a better interval period for the diesel too.....(used to do 5K changes with the HSV's even with Mobil 1.)

Just wondering what peoples opinions are?
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Follow Up By: foxy - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 19:09

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 19:09
should have mentioned too that I am staying within the recommended viscosity too.. :-)
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Reply By: Member - toohey - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 04:16

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 04:16
Gid'ay foxy
castrol magnatech,change oil&filter every 5000km.
regards toohey.
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Reply By: JamieMac - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:02

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 09:02
Caltex Delo 400. I get it in 20l drums at about $70 which is great value for a top of the line CI rated oil. Also meets the JASO requirements for my patrol TD which was more critical to the 'Warranty'. Looked at Penrite but could not justify the added costs at $100 plus per 20l drum.

JamieMac
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Follow Up By: phil - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:23

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:23
Hi,

I have a 2000 bravo TD and use Caltex Delo 500 which more than meets the manufacturers specs. I change oil and filter at 6 months, or 5000km as per service schedule. Delo 400 is a higher spec oil than Delo 500. Both are good value.
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Follow Up By: Glenno - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 18:43

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 18:43
Phil,

Id like to know where you get a good price for Delo 400. The best I can get in Brisbane is $85 from SEQ fuels who are the distributors of Caltex products in Brisbane. Thats a cash price walk in off the street.

Cheers,

Glenn.
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Follow Up By: JamieMac - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 11:16

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 11:16
Caltex Depot in Nowra has Delo 400 @$72 for 20l drums. Recently gone up was $68 when I got my first drum about 6 months ago. I buy several drums at atime to hedge my bets on oil price rises!

JamieMac
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Reply By: phil - Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 14:57

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2005 at 14:57
I did not buy the Delo 400, only the 500 which was $68 last year from the Armidale NSW Caltex depot. $70 for the Delo 400 is certainly good value.

Phil I
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Reply By: foxy - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:45

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:45
Anyone using HPR Deisel 5?? Are you happy with it?
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